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Meet the Full Cast of Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK, Opening Tonight on Broadway!

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the play!

The comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also stars Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell,Ben Shenkman and Lewis J. Stadlen, heading a cast of 18.

The production has scenic design by Todd Rosenthal, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design byBrian MacDevitt, sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, and original music by David Yazbek.

Playwright, Norman Drexel

Larry David co-created "Seinfeld," which debuted in 1989 and went on to become one of the most successful shows in television history. In 1999, David wrote and starred in "Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm," a one-hour special for HBO, which spawned the critically acclaimed HBO series that ran for eight seasons. In 2009, he starred in Woody Allen's comedy Whatever Works. Most recently, he co-wrote and starred in the HBO Films comedy "Clear History," which aired in 2013.

Brenda Drexel

Rita Wilson returns to Broadway after her debut as Roxie in Chicago. Other theatre credits: Dinner with Friends and the world premieres ofDistracted and Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Film credits include Sleepless in Seattle, It's Complicated, Runaway Bride, and, forthcoming in 2015, Dawn Patrol and Brother-in-Laws.Television appearances include recurring roles on both "Girls" and "The Good Wife," as well as the upcoming DIRECTV series "Full Circle." She also appeared in the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode "The Doll." As a film producer, her first production, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, was a record-breaking hit, and she was the driving force behind the film of the musical Mamma Mia!. A singer/songwriter, Rita released her critically acclaimed debut albumAM/FM (Decca) in 2012, performed a recent series of sold-out shows at Café Carlyle, and will release a new album of original songs in 2015.

Gloria Drexel

Jayne Houdyshell was nominated for Tony Awards for her performances in the most recent revival of Follies and the Broadway production of Well. She won Obie and Theatre World Awards for Well's original run at the Public Theater. Her other Broadway appearances include Romeo and Juliet, Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Dead Accounts. Recent Off-Broadway productions include Horton Foote's Harrison, TX;Coraline; The New Century; The Receptionist; and The Pain and the Itch. She appeared in the films Lucky Stiff, Everybody's Fine, Morning Glory, Changing Lanes, Garden State, and Trust the Man. Television credits include "Elementary," "Blue Bloods," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," and a recurring role on NBC's new series "Odyssey."


Rosie Perez starred on Broadway inThe Ritz, Reckless, The Play What I Wrote, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Off-Broadway credits include Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club), References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot (Public Theater), and The Vagina Monologues. An Academy Award nominee for her performance in the film Fearless, her many film credits include Do the Right Thing, White Men Can't Jump, It Could Happen to You,Perdita Durango, The 24 Hour Woman, Riding in Cars with Boys, andThe Take (Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress). Television credits include "Lackawanna Blues" and "Lies in Plain Sight," and appearances on numerous series including "In Living Color" (which she also choreographed, earning three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for her choreography), "Frasier," "Lipstick Jungle," and "Nurse Jackie." She is currently a co-host of ABC-TV's "The View" and serves as the artistic chair of Urban Arts Partnership.

Arthur Drexel

Broadway credits include Sight Unseen, Proof (Tony Award nomination), and The Deep Blue Sea. He is known to TV audiences as Louis Ironson in the miniseries "Angels in America" (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations), and as Dr. Jeremiah Sacani on USA Network's "Royal Pains." He has also had regular roles on "The Paul Reiser Show" and "Canterbury's Law," and recurring roles on "Lights Out," "Damages," "Burn Notice," "Grey's Anatomy," and the upcoming HBO miniseries "Crime." Film appearances include Blue Valentine, Solitary Man, Then She Found Me, Just Like Heaven, Must Love Dogs, Roger Dodger, Personal Velocity, Jesus' Son, Requiem for a Dream, and Pi.

Stewie Drexel

Lewis J. Stadlen has starred on Broadway in The Nance, TheProducers, 45 Seconds From Broadway, The Man Who Came to Dinner (Drama Desk Award nomination), Laughter on the 23rdFloor, the 1996 production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tony Award nomination), the female version of The Odd Couple, the 1974 production of Candide (Tony nomination), The Sunshine Boys, andMinnie's Boys (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards). In addition, he has starred in the national tours of The Producers, Guys and Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Oklahoma!, The Time of Your Life, and Fiddler on the Roof. His film and television credits include In & Out, To Be or Not to Be, Windy City, The Verdict,Serpico, Portnoy's Complaint, "Smash," "Damages," and "The Sopranos."


Jake Cannavale is making his Broadway debut in Fish In the Dark.He has appeared Off-Broadway in the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater production of Basilica. He has been seen in the films Romance & Cigarettes and Send, and on television in "Nurse Jackie." Cannavale is currently the lead singer of the grindcore band Piss.

Rose Kantor

Marylouise Burke won a Drama Desk Award for her performance in Fuddy Meers at Manhattan Theatre Club and an Obie Award in 2014 for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Her Broadway credits include Into the Woods, Inherit the Wind, and Is He Dead?. Off-Broadway, she was seen recently in Rx;Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Savannah Disputation; The Oldest Profession; Kimberly Akimbo; and Wonder of the World. She has appeared in many films, including Sideways, Series 7, Doubt, Ira & Abby, A Prairie Home Companion, Must Love Dogs, Meet Joe Black, and Sleepwalk With Me. Her television appearances include "Alpha House," "30 Rock," "Fringe," "Law & Order," and "Hung."

Sidney Drexel

Jerry Adler is a veteran of more than 50 Broadway productions as producer, director, and production stage manager. He stage managed the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady. Following his work backstage, he began a new career as an actor, appearing in many television programs, including "The Sopranos," in which he starred as Hesh throughout that award-winning HBO production's run. Recent films include In Her Shoesand Prime. He can currently be seen in the film A Most Violent Year,and appears regularly on the CBS series "The Good Wife." He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut.


Broadway: The Coast of Utopia trilogy of plays (Voyage, Shipwreck, andSalvage). Off-Broadway: The Wayside Motor Inn and Twelfth Night. Select regional roles include Hildy in His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse), Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday (ACT Theatre), and Brooke Ashton in Noises Off (South Coast Repertory). She has appeared in several world premieres includingAre You There, McPhee? (McCarter Theatre) and Embarrassments(Wilma Theater). TV: series regular on "Saint George," seasons three and four of "Justified," "Suburgatory," "Louie," "All My Children," and "Army Wives." Film: "Phil Spector" and The Flower Shop. Co-founder of and writer for the online sketch-comedy group Poykpac.


Jonny Orsini appeared previously in the Broadway production of TheNance (Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, Clive Barnes Award, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, filmed by PBS for the "Live From Lincoln Center" series), and in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Macbeth. Off-Broadway and regional credits include Almost Home (Directors Company), An Early History of Fire (New Group), Be a Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), Othello (Old Globe), The Little Dog Laughed (Hartford TheaterWorks), and After Ashley (IRNE Award nomination, Company One Theatre). Film: Man with Van, Beneath,Generation Um..., Girl Most Likely, King Kelly, Rocksteady, andCigarette Candy (Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance, Florida Film Festival).

Natalie Drexel

Molly Ranson made her Broadway debut in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of August: Osage County, which she subsequently performed at the National Theatre in London (Olivier Award nomination for Best Company Performance) and the Sydney Theatre Company in Australia. Additionally, she appeared on Broadway in Jerusalem. Off-Broadway she has appeared in the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Bad Jews (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), in MCC Theater's production of Carrie (Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Drama League Award nominations), and in the Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard Theatre production of The Burnt Part Boys.

Nurse Ramirez

Broadway: Rachel Jackson in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. National tour: Rose Narracott in the National Theatre's War Horse (U.S., Canada, Japan). Off-Broadway: Public Theater, New York Shakespeare Festival, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, and Soho Rep. Regional: American Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Missouri Repertory Theatre, and Geva Theatre. Film: St. Vincent,Happythankyoumoreplease, The Women, Assassination of a High School President, and Personal Velocity. TV: "Odd Mom Out," "Person of Interest," "Unforgettable," "Army Wives," "Damages," "Law & Order," "The Sopranos," "The Return of Jezebel James," "Guiding Light," "Now and Again," and "Third Watch." Fox Foundation Fellow. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program.

Jessica Drexel

Broadway: Jenny in The People in the Picture, Jane Banks in Mary Poppins, Julie Hope in Billy Elliot, and Young Fiona in Shrek the Musical. Off-Broadway: Fifth of July (Roundabout Theatre Company), Mother of Invention (New York Stage and Film),Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur), The Mound Builders (Signature Theatre), The Big Meal (Playwrights Horizons), The Kid Who Would Be Pope (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Profanity (Soho Rep.), and Suprema (Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and New Dramatists). Feature film: The Boat Builder, The Escort, Dead ManDown, The New Weapon, and 3 Backyards. TV: "The Electric Company," and "Orange Is the New Black." Rachel studies drama at LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

Doctor Meyers

Broadway: The Royal Family, Say Goodnight Gracie, Taller Than a Dwarf,The Tenth Man, The Sisters Rosensweig, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Off-Broadway: Law of Return,Iron, Comic Potential, Jewtopia,Rocket to the Moon, Under the Bed,The Secret Order, Louis Slotin Sonata, Requiem for a Heavyweight,Richard II, School for Scandal, and More Stately Mansions. Film: My Bakery in Brooklyn, Outliving Emily, It Runs in the Family, Snatched,The Sightseer, Why George?, On the Run, American Blue Note, Lbs., and His and Hers. TV: "Deadbeat," "Copshop," "Law & Order," "Ed," and "The Beat."

Jay Leventhal

Broadway: August: Osage County(also national tour), Lombardi, andBronx Bombers. Off-Broadway:Tribes, Our Town, Adding Machine, and Orson Welles in Orson's Shadow(Barrow Street Theatre). Regional: the Stage Manager in Our Town(Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Harry Brock in Born Yesterday(Guthrie Theater), Christopher in Tribes (Mark Taper Forum and La Jolla Playhouse), Mark Rothko in Red (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Vince Lombardi in Lombardi: The Only Thing (Madison Repertory Theatre), Dr. Sweet in Bug (world premiere at the Gate Theatre, London), and a dozen shows with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Film/TV: Public Enemies, The Express, and "Law & Order."

Harry Kantor

Off-Broadway: Secret Order, Treasure Island, and Nourish the Beast. Regional: Freud's Last Session, The Price, Death of a Salesman, The Coming of Stork (Los Angeles Drama Critics Award), All My Sons(Carbonell Award), Heroes, Uncle Vanya, and Kvetch (Drama-Logue Award). Vienna: Old Wicked Songsand Wir Spielen Frieden (in German). Film: The Avengers, Lethal Weapon 2 and Lethal Weapon 3, Primal Fear, A Thousand Acres,Phantasm II, Creator, Just One of the Guys, and The Happy Hooker. TV: "Barney Miller," "House of Cards," "Magnum, P.I.," "The Good Wife," "Hill Street Blues," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Elementary," "Dallas," "Dynasty," "Cheers," "The X-Files," "ER," and "Alpha House."

Doctor Stiles

Broadway: The Normal Heart, Awake and Sing!, The Merchant of Venice,Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, The School for Scandal, and The Country Girl. Off-Broadway: King Lear (Public Theater), The Winter's Tale (Delacorte Theater), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Bronx Bombers (Primary Stages), Opus (Primary Stages),Regrets (Manhattan Theatre Club), When the Rain Stops Falling(Lincoln Center Theater), Mouth to Mouth (New Group), andHamlet (Theatre for a New Audience), among others. Film/TV:Lincoln, The Great Gilly Hopkins (upcoming), James White(upcoming), Mickey Blue Eyes, "Person of Interest," "Elementary," "The Good Wife," "Law & Order," "Damages," "Nurse Jackie," "Rescue Me," "Ed," "The Drew Carey Show," "Malcolm in the Middle," and recurring roles on "Covert Affairs," "Perception," and "The Practice."

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